I've watched the webcasts so far. Great opportunity to attend the monlam for people not able to go there.
But I wondered where Situ Rinpoche is. I've seen only Gyaltsab Rinpoche attending the prayers.
Does anybody know??
I believe it has something to do with the Indian government's restrictions on his movements. One or two Mönlams ago there was a long-life (empowerment?) ceremony for both Gyaltsab & Tai Situ Rinpoches. His Eminence Gyaltsabpa was there in person, wearing the orange hat and everything, whereas Tai Situpa was only able to attend electronically...
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme དྲིན་ཆེན་རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་རཱ་ག་ཨ་སྱ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།